Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas

Are you going to a Halloween costume party?

If you’re low on cash, but you still want to WOW your friends with an awesome costume, then take inspiration from these atrocious high-fashion ensembles. This post will show how you can have a unique costume and not spend a lot of dough:

If you’ve got a pair of black tights and a couple rolls of butcher paper, then you can go as a origami girl.

Origami Chick

Do you have an old bed sheet? Then go as the mystery femme in red–or just use any old bed sheet. All you need is a sheet and a couple of cardboards cut into shoulder pads. Just hang the sheet over your head (make sure you poke holes for the eyes and lips. You need to be able to see where yore going and drink all that free booze). This costume is perfect if you’re on the shy side. No one will know it’s you unless you tell them. Β 

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Have you recently lost a lot of weight (like say a 100 pounds or so) and you just don’t know what to do with that coat that is just too big for you now? Then you can go as this fashionably eccentric bag lady. Put that coat on and you’ll look like the queen of skid row.

Here’s a costume that gets a 100% in the cutesy rating. Go as tinker belle. All you need is a pair of yellow tights (oh come on–you must have a pair stashed from your 80’s wardrobe) and a tattered 3/4 sleeve nightshirt. Use an old tie or scarf to cinch it around the waist and you can get the feather at your local craft store.

Wanna combine the old with the new? Then go as a space age goddess. For this look, all you need is a 33 gallon plastic trash bag. Cut three holes for your head and arms and you’ve got an instant costume.Β 

If you are totally broke and you don’t have anything in your wardrobe then this next tip won’t cost you a thing. Be Eve before the fall and just go in your birthday suit. You won’t even need a fig leaf.

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41 Responses to Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas

  1. totsymae1011 says:

    I’d go for Origami Girl. I don’t think I could sit or make close contact with folks wearing it but she looks chic.

  2. I found a pizza delivery man shirt at the thrift shop(won’t reveal from where, certainly not for free advertising). I should be a real hit everywhere I go. Except when they find out I don’t have any pizza. Perhaps I will hand out garlic to protect everyone from the vampires !

  3. jules says:

    HA! I love the origami girl one!


  4. hollyjb says:

    If I was a stick I’d go as Tinker Belle. I used to do the garbage bag trick at work to stay dry while doing spray wash (ie all the greasy McDonald’s dishes)….it worked real well. Except those bags are clear and I’m not sure I could pull that off without my uniform :D.

  5. Phil says:

    I’m thinking the Red Pullover dress is perfect for Butterfaces. Now the Origami thing – wow. Someone actually designed that thing? And that Bag-Lady chick? I think I’ve finally found who stole my bowling shoes at long last!

    I gotta get me a job in the fashion industry…

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      lol Phil … it’s a bizarre world πŸ™‚ What’s a Butterface?

      • Phil says:

        Oh my! I actually know something in pop culture that you don’t? You need to get out more, Laf. That, or maybe have some children that are young adults.

        OK, from the Urban Dictionary:

        Butterface: A girl with an exceptionally hot body but an exceptionally ugly face.

        Sure hope I don’t piss off the gazillion women that read your blog! {gulp}

  6. Bodhirose says:

    Holey moley!! Can you believe that those are high fashion ideas that you butchered there?! What the heck are they thinking? “Red sheet girl” doesn’t even appear to have eye holes to peep through. But, yes, for Halloween–perfect!

  7. magsx2 says:

    Those outfits are unreal, I can’t believe people actually buy this stuff.
    Great ideas by the way. πŸ™‚

  8. Note to Origami girl ( and probably bag lady): stay away from jack-o-lanterns….unless the plan is to transition to burn victim? (Victims are sooo popular these days)

  9. —Love Tinker Bell :)) So Sweet & Sexy.

  10. Oh hell no! where did you get a picture of my mama!

  11. Aurora, HSP says:

    Hey! You missed mine! Pyjamas. That’s it. Cannot be bothered to dress for anything right now. Even Hallowe’en. LOL LOL But you just wait ’til November first… more on my blog later… πŸ™‚

  12. This is way I stay away from fashion trends and shop at my local Good Will store. These pictures and comments are rich! πŸ™‚ Too rich for my blood!

  13. Jason says:

    This was so helpful. I’m super low on cash right now so this has helped inspire me. My costume is all figured out! I’m going to wear twist ties as earrings! Ok, in just realizing now that I might need a little bit more than just the twist-toes.

  14. mooselicker says:

    Hahaha fashion is one thing I will never understand.

  15. Phil's Lounge says:

    My eldest daughter wants to have her own fashion label, I really do hope she produces lines, people can actually wear. πŸ™‚

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      Depending on the market ready to wear is different from couture and these pieces were designed for editorial purposes. But the pics are great fodder for a post πŸ™‚

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